Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Smashing Watch

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Smashing Watch

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THIS is literally car crash television. You don't want to watch, or certainly feel like you shouldn't - but rubbernecking is inevitable.

Millions of motorists have dash cams now, and so, along with bike helmet cameras, smart phones and CCTV, we get a pretty good picture of the drama on Britain's roads.

This series whizzes through endless footage of shocking accidents, terrible driving and miraculous near-misses.

Your heart will be in your mouth for some of these quite frightening crashes, while other incidents will just have you shaking your head in disbelief at the idiocy of some drivers.

"I must admit I thought I was dead," says Iain Reid, whose car was hit by a lorry on the motorway on a birthday outing for wife Tina.

"I looked out of that window, saw the front grill of that truck and I thought, 'Today we die. …

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